It was bound to happen that the San Francisco-based Brothers Comatose, one of the hottest bohemian bluegrass bands on the circuit would wind up pickin’ and grinnin’ from the Terrapin Crossroads stage at Phil Lesh’s lair in San Rafael, California.
Just announced! Bill Kreutzmann's band Billy & The Kids are playing a sold-out show at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. next week, and they're supporting Rex with a special pre-show reception and VIP tickets to the show .
When relating to the Grateful Dead, the term cover band is a sticky one. Some joked that the Dead were the best cover band in the world. Close fans and family understood their powers more clearly. Rather than a cover band they were more of a snowball collecting remnants of America’s musical past. So the idea of covers has always been different when relating to the Dead. The bottom line is nobody in rock approached music the way they did, so cover or not, every tune became an original.
This year slamgrass pioneers Leftover Salmon celebrate their twenty-fifth anniversary. Beyond the musical splendor, a blend of Cajun, bluegrass, zydeco, and hard psychedelic rock, is a lovable raucousness. Their triumphant resurgence into fulltime touring has been strengthened by the presence of founding Little Feat pianist Bill Payne.
The original members of Grateful Dead have announced two additional shows at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California on June 27th and 28th, as part of their "Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead" run. Along with the three shows at Chicago's Soldier Field on July 3rd, 4th, and 5th, the run will mark the original members' last-ever performances together.
When shifts happen, as in seismic ones, they have the power to alter the trajectory of a life, business, or industry. We can anticipate or react to these life-altering situations by thinking independently to put ourselves in a position to prosper from them. Or, we can delude ourselves, via wishful thinking, leaving us exposed to suffering catastrophic financial and/or emotional consequences by not learning from the experience.
Come one, come all to this year's special 50th anniversary edition of the Grateful Dead Meet-up at the Movies! The fifth-annual can't-miss event features the previously unreleased Grateful Dead concert from July 19, 1989 at Alpine Valley, their last-ever performance at Alpine. Recorded live from the legendary venue in East Troy, Wisconsin, this exclusive cinema event captures the Dead in a peak era of energy and chemistry on stage and showcases classic tracks including "Sugaree," "Morning Dew," "West L.A.
While the “core four” remaining members of the Grateful Dead are hanging up their collective spurs this Fourth of July weekend, Dark Star Orchestra has no intention of ending their road warrior ways. Dark Star will be in Chicago for the festivities and a performance for the Rex Foundation on July second, and it only seems fitting; they’ve been long considered the top tier of the Grateful Dead cover band food chain.
Grateful Web took notice of the recently announced Grateful Dead Family Jubilee web auction and wanted to know more about it. How did these seemingly priceless things become auction worthy? Where did these artifacts come from? One of the auction organizers, Lisa Purze was kind enough to chat with Grateful Web about it. Providing us with the lowdown on the event that’s in honor of the 50th anniversary of Grateful Dead.